History

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Since 1986, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity has been building, renovating and repairing homes, as well as revitalizing neighborhoods, throughout Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. We believe that when individuals and families live in an affordable, stable home, they are better able to secure other essentials and opportunities in life, such as higher education, medical care, nutritious food and job opportunities.

Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We are a Christian ministry that serves people in need, regardless of race or religion. Volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds are welcome to join our mission of ending substandard housing. As a matter of policy, HFHI and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith. The core values that guide our work are:

  • Demonstrate the love for Jesus Christ
  • Provide broad access to affordable homeownership through hands-on investment and learning
  • Ensure safety in all activities, programs and services
  • Offer our volunteers, partners and community a rewarding experience in empowering others
  • Utitize knowledge, data and advocacy to improve our organization and the community 

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Through our first-time homebuyers program, families purchase a Habitat home with an affordable monthly mortgage. Our homebuyers work side by side with volunteers to complete hundreds of hours of sweat equity. Through education, counseling, mentor support and affordable housing costs, families are put in a position for future success in homeownership. Ninety-five percent of our homeowner families are living in their Habitat homes today, and 67 percent of all Habitat homeowners increase their income.

Our affordable repair program allows homeowners to maintain their home through our non-emergency services, which include: Weatherization; Critical Repair; and A Brush with Kindness. Like our first-time homebuyer program, participants must contribute sweat equity hours and repay their loan. Volunteer labor helps Habitat to keep costs low.

By supporting Habitat for Humanity, you can make a lasting difference in our community and transform lives. You can empower families with dignity, strength and stability. Join the movement today by volunteering or giving.

"When someone has a stable roof over their head, they can provide a better life for their family... security, comfort, better education and the opportunity for their family to be together."
Luis
Habitat homeowner
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